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List of Vanessa Lynn Williams Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Soul Food (1997)
15
2
Soul Food
R
15
2

When the mother of a family passes away after suffering a severe stroke, the family soon begins to fall apart.  

Role:
Teri (as Vanessa L. Williams)
Starring:
Vivica A. Fox, Mekhi Phifer, Nia Long, Vanessa Williams, Malik Yoba
Directed By:
George Tillman Jr.
2. Hoodlum (1997)
14
2
Hoodlum
R
14
2

This crime drama film takes us to the 1930s and revolves around two gangs who fight for control over various illegal businesses in Harlem. One is headed by Bumpy Johnson, an African American gangster, while the other one is run by Dutch Schultz, a Caucasian criminal.  

Role:
Francine Hughes
Starring:
Directed By:
Bill Duke
3. Eraser (1996)
16
3
Eraser
R
16
3

U.S. Marshal John Kruger’s job is to wipe out the identities of witnesses under the US witness protection programme. Lee Cullen is one of those he has to protect after she gives out proofs of illegal arms deal by a high profile defense contractor. However, when John figures out that his boss Robert Deguerin is a mole, his own life appears to be at risk.

Role:
Lee Cullen
Starring:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cromwell, James Coburn, John Slattery, James Caan, Vanessa Williams, Robert Pastorelli
Directed By:
Chuck Russell
4. Dance with Me (1998)
17
3
Dance with Me
PG
17
3

After his mother passes away, Rafael, a young man from Cuba, sets out to find his father in the US, whom he has never met. After arriving at the US, he soon starts preparing for the World Open Dance Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada, at a dance studio which is run by a man named John. However, neither John knows that he is Rafael’s father, and neither does Rafael.

Role:
Ruby Sinclair
Starring:
Kris Kristofferson, Jane Krakowski, Vanessa Williams, Joan Plowright, Chayanne
Directed By:
Randa Haines
5. Shaft (2000)
13
2
Shaft
R
13
2

NYPD Detective John Shaft II arrests Walter Wade, Jr. for the murder of Trey Howard but Wade escapes with a bail. Years later Wade is again arrested by Shaft. Now Shaft must fight corrupt officials, officers, and drug lords to keep the only witness of Trey’s murder safe and bring Wade to justice. 

Role:
Carmen Vasquez
Directed By:
John Singleton
6. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)
11
2
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
R
11
2

Harley ,and his lifelong friend, Marlboro, decide to help an old friend save his bar from corrupt bankers. However, this only leads them to trouble.

Starring:
Don Johnson, Mickey Rourke, Tia Carrere, Daniel Baldwin, Big John Studd, Giancarlo Esposito, Chelsea Field
Directed By:
Simon Wincer
8. The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)
10
2
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
G
10
2
Role:
Queen of Trash
Starring:
Mandy Patinkin, Frank Oz, Fran Brill, Kevin Clash, Vanessa Williams, Sonia Manzano
Directed By:
Gary Halvorson
9. The Man from Earth: Holocene (2017)
9
2
The Man from Earth: Holocene
9
2
Starring:
Vanessa Williams, William Katt, John Billingsley, Brittany Curran, David Lee Smith
Directed By:
Richard Schenkman
11. The Pick-up Artist (1987)
9
2
The Pick-up Artist
PG-13
9
2

The Pick-Up Artist is a romantic comedy drama film which revolves around the story of Jack Jericho, a womanizing pick up artist who is smitten by Randy Jensen, a tour guide, who seems to have a retort for his every line. Though she isn’t very fond of him initially, things change when he tries to help her father, an alcoholic and compulsive gambler, who is in serious debt, and in trouble with some gangsters.   

Starring:
Molly Ringwald, Robert Downey Jr., Danny Aiello, Dennis Hopper, Lorraine Bracco, Harvey Keitel, Christine Baranski
Directed By:
James Toback
12. Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)
11
2
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
PG-13
11
2

After being attracted to one of her clients, Judith gets involved in a physical relationship with him. However, the course of her life is altered after she realizes that she has been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.

Role:
Janice
Starring:
Kim Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Lance Gross, Vanessa Williams, Robbie Jones
Directed By:
13. Johnson Family Vacation (2004)
9
2
Johnson Family Vacation
PG-13
9
2

Johnson Family Vacation is a comedy film which tells the story of Nate Johnson, whose family is headed for a big family reunion in Missouri. However, they are not aware of the big surprises and obstacles that await them.   

Role:
Dorothy Johnson
Starring:
Jason Momoa, Kat Graham, Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, Chris Hardwick
Directed By:
Christopher Erskin
14. Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)
7
2
Hannah Montana: The Movie
G
7
2

Miley Stewart’s popularity as Hannah Montana begins to overwhelm her actual existence. Therefore, her father convinces her to take a trip to her hometown, in order to get some perspective on what matters in life the most. 

Starring:
Emily Osment, Natalia Dyer, Brooke Shields, Jason Earles, Noah Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus
Directed By:
Peter Chelsom
15. My Brother (2006)
11
2
My Brother
PG-13
11
2
Role:
L'Tisha Morton
Starring:
Vanessa Williams, Tatum O'Neal, Nashawn Kearse, Christopher Scott, Rodney Henry
Directed By:
Anthony Lover
16. Under the Gun (1988)
10
2
Under the Gun
10
2
Role:
Samantha Richards
Starring:
John Russell, Vanessa Williams, Sam J. Jones, Nick Cassavetes, Michael Halsey
Directed By:
James Sbardellati
17. And Then Came Love (2007)
9
2
And Then Came Love
9
2
Role:
Julie
Starring:
Ben Vereen, Vanessa Williams, Michael Boatman, Kevin Daniels, Jeremy Gumbs
Directed By:
Richard Schenkman
18. Lil' Romeo, Nick Cannon & 3LW: Parents Just Don't Understand (2001)
8
2
Lil' Romeo, Nick Cannon & 3LW: Parents Just Don't Understand
8
2
Starring:
Romeo Miller, Adrienne Bailon, Whoopi Goldberg, Adrienne Houghton, Vanessa Williams, Nick Cannon
19. He's Way More Famous Than You (2013)
6
1
He's Way More Famous Than You
6
1
Starring:
Mamie Gummer, Ralph Macchio, Natasha Lyonne, Jesse Eisenberg, Ben Stiller, Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn
Directed By:
Michael Urie

TV Movie(s)

1. Don Quixote (2000)
11
2
Don Quixote
11
2
Role:
Dulcinea / Aldonza
Starring:
Isabella Rossellini, Bob Hoskins, John Lithgow, Vanessa Williams, Lambert Wilson
Directed By:
Peter Yates
2. Futuresport (1998)
8
1
Futuresport
R
8
1
Role:
Alex Torres (as Vanessa L. Williams)
Starring:
Dean Cain, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Wesley Snipes, Vanessa Williams, Adrian G. Griffiths, Valerie Chow
Directed By:
Ernest R. Dickerson
3. The Beautiful World of Ugly Betty (2007)
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4
The Beautiful World of Ugly Betty
15
4
Starring:
America Ferrera, Vanessa Williams, Ashley Jensen, Alan Dale, Corinne Dekker
4. Stompin' at the Savoy (1992)
13
3
Stompin' at the Savoy
13
3
Role:
Pauline
Starring:
Vanessa Williams, Lynn Whitfield, Jasmine Guy, Mario Van Peebles, Vanessa Bell Calloway
Directed By:
Debbie Allen
5. Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (1990)
12
2
Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer
12
2
Starring:
Angela Bassett, Alice Ghostley, Raymond Burr, Vanessa Williams, Barbara Hale
Directed By:
Ron Satlof
6. Keep the Faith, Baby (2002)
12
2
Keep the Faith, Baby
PG
12
2
Role:
Hazel Scott
Starring:
Vanessa Williams, Harry Lennix, Don Allison, Rodger Barton, Richard Blackburn
Directed By:
Doug McHenry
7. Seriously... Phil Collins (1990)
12
2
Seriously... Phil Collins
12
2
Starring:
Gilbert Gottfried, Jeffrey Tambor, Phil Collins, John Candy, Dan Aykroyd
Directed By:
James Yukich
8. The Trip to Bountiful (2014)
12
2
The Trip to Bountiful
12
2
Role:
Jessie Mae Watts
Starring:
Keke Palmer, Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood, Vanessa Williams, Arthur French
Directed By:
Michael Wilson
9. Nothing Lasts Forever (1995)
12
2
Nothing Lasts Forever
12
2
Role:
Dr. Kathy 'Kat' Hunter
Starring:
Lloyd Bridges, Brooke Shields, Gail O'Grady, Gregory Harrison, Vanessa Williams
Directed By:
Jack Bender
10. The Kid Who Loved Christmas (1990)
11
2
The Kid Who Loved Christmas
11
2
Starring:
Charlie Murphy, Esther Rolle, Della Reese, Cicely Tyson, Ben Vereen, Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Warren
Directed By:
Arthur Allan Seidelman
11. A Diva's Christmas Carol (2000)
11
2
A Diva's Christmas Carol
PG
11
2
Role:
Ebony Scrooge
Starring:
Kathy Griffin, Vanessa Williams, Brian McNamara, John Taylor, Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas
Directed By:
Richard Schenkman
12. The Courage to Love (2000)
13
2
The Courage to Love
PG-13
13
2
Role:
Mother Henriette Delille
Starring:
Diahann Carroll, Vanessa Williams, Gil Bellows, Lisa Bronwyn Moore, Karen Williams
Directed By:
Kari Skogland
13. Bye Bye Birdie (1995)
10
2
Bye Bye Birdie
10
2
Role:
Rose Alvarez
Starring:
Chynna Phillips, Jason Alexander, Vanessa Williams, Tyne Daly, George Wendt
Directed By:
Gene Saks
14. Beck and Call (2004)
10
2
Beck and Call
10
2
Starring:
David Conrad, Erica Gimpel, Fiona Gubelmann, Adam Kaufman, Jim Beaver
Directed By:
Craig Zisk
15. Vanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New York (1996)
9
2
Vanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New York
9
2
Starring:
Phil Collins, Kevin Clash, Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, Joe Cipriano, Savion Glover
Directed By:
Louis J. Horvitz
16. Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal (1989)
9
2
Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal
9
2
Role:
Valentine Hayward
Starring:
Vanessa Williams, Jennifer O'Neill, Lisa Hartman, Peter Jurasik, Tony Denison
Directed By:
Noel Nosseck
17. WW 3 (2001)
9
2
WW 3
9
2
Starring:
Marin Hinkle, Vanessa Williams, Michael Constantine, Lane Smith, Timothy Hutton
Directed By:
Robert Mandel

Animation(s)

Phineas and Ferb (2007)
Phineas and Ferb
TV-G
Starring:
Anna Paquin, Kelly Osbourne, Jaime Pressly, Sandra Oh, Michael J. Fox, Madison Pettis, Stephen Moyer
Directed By:
Robert Hughes, Zac Moncrief, Jay Lender, Dan Povenmire, Sue Perrotto
Milo Murphy's Law (2016)
Milo Murphy's Law
TV-Y7
Starring:
Jemaine Clement, Ariel Winter, Peter Stormare, Danica McKellar, Rhys Darby, Leah Remini, Christian Slater
Omoide no Mânî (2014)
Omoide no Mânî
PG
Plot:

This Japanese animated mystery drama film revolves around a young girl named Anna, who is sent to the countryside due to health reasons on the recommendation of doctors. She soon meets a young girl with blonde hair named Marnie, and the two become close friends. It soon seems that Marnie has closer ties to Anna than Anna thinks.

Starring:
Kathy Bates, Hailee Steinfeld, Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima
Directed By:
Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies (2007)
Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies
Role:
Mama Mirabelle (28 episodes, 2007-2008)
Starring:
Vanessa Williams, Jules de Jongh, Teresa Gallagher, Floella Benjamin, Phillipa Alexander
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (2018)
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay
R
Role:
Amanda Waller
Starring:
Tara Strong, Matthew Mercer, Christian Slater, Vanessa Williams, Billy Brown
Directed By:
Sam Liu
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
TV-Y
Starring:
Sharon Stone, Tyra Banks, Jimmy Smits, Dave Chappelle, Will Smith, James Earl Jones, Rosie Perez
Directed By:
Vincent Waller, Anthony Bell, Bruce W. Smith, Ed Bell
The Proud Family (2001)
The Proud Family
TV-Y
Starring:
Anthony Anderson, Soleil Moon Frye, Billy West, Al Roker, Shia LaBeouf, Kel Mitchell, Michael Clarke Duncan
Directed By:
David Mucci Fassett, T.J. House, Lenord Robinson
Delhi Safari (2012)
Delhi Safari
PG
Role:
Begum (voice)
Starring:
Christopher Lloyd, Tom Kenny, Jane Lynch, Troy Baker, Urmila Matondkar, Tara Strong, Jason Alexander
Directed By:
Nikkhil Advani
Santa, Baby! (2001)
Santa, Baby!
Role:
Alicia (voice)
Starring:
Vanessa Williams, Eartha Kitt, Patti LaBelle, Gregory Hines, Tom Joyner
Directed By:
Lee Dannacher

TV Shows and Videos

Live from Lincoln Center (1976)
Live from Lincoln Center
Starring:
Fred Willard, Dave Matthews, Emma Thompson, Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, Fran Drescher, Christopher Lloyd
Directed By:
Robert Scheerer, Habib Azar, Matthew Diamond, Kirk Browning, Lonny Price
Modern Family (2009)
Modern Family
TV-PG
Starring:
Alisha Boe, Matthew Broderick, Judy Greer, Kelsey Grammer, Joely Fisher, Stephen Merchant, Sarah Hyland
Directed By:
Gail Mancuso, Michael Spiller, Jason Winer, Steven Levitan, Beth McCarthy-Miller
Broad City (2014)
Broad City
TV-14
Starring:
Amy Sedaris, Tracee Ellis Ross, Cynthia Nixon, RuPaul, Kelly Ripa, Wanda Sykes, Amy Poehler
Directed By:
Amy Poehler, Lucia Aniello, John Lee, Nicholas Jasenovec, Todd Biermann
The Good Wife (2009)
The Good Wife
TV-14
Starring:
Cristin Milioti, Kristin Chenoweth, Tom Skerritt, F. Murray Abraham, Eddie Izzard, Matthew Perry, Tony Goldwyn
Directed By:
Rosemary Rodriguez, Michael Zinberg, Brooke Kennedy, James Whitmore Jr., Félix Enríquez Alcalá
Boomtown (2002)
Boomtown
Starring:
Donnie Wahlberg, Rebecca De Mornay, Neil Patrick Harris, Katee Sackhoff, Lana Parrilla, Neal McDonough, Mykelti Williamson
Directed By:
Jon Avnet, Frederick King Keller, Peter Werner
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
TV-PG
Starring:
Don Cheadle, Chris Rock, Milton Berle, Naya Rivera, Pam Grier, Sherman Hemsley, Hank Azaria
Directed By:
Shelley Jensen, Jeff Melman, Ellen Gittelsohn, Madeline Cripe, Chuck Vinson
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
TV-PG
Starring:
Michael Weatherly, Adrienne Barbeau, Patrick Stewart, Majel Barrett, Jonathan Banks, Louise Fletcher, Frank Langella
Directed By:
Victor Lobl, Les Landau, Anson Williams, Corey Allen, Michael Vejar
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Desperate Housewives
TV-14
Starring:
Page Kennedy, Eva Longoria, Doris Roberts, Drea de Matteo, Laurie Metcalf, Bob Newhart, Swoosie Kurtz
Directed By:
David Grossman, Larry Shaw, David Warren, Arlene Sanford, Bethany Rooney
The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)
The Jacksons: An American Dream
Starring:
Terrence Howard, Angela Bassett, Billy Dee Williams, Vanessa Williams, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs
Score with Chicks (1994)
Score with Chicks
Starring:
Vanessa Williams, Tracy Dali, Tyler Sublette, Shari Wilson, Denise Grey
Directed By:
Martin Keegan
The Mindy Project (2012)
The Mindy Project
TV-14
Starring:
Missi Pyle, Laverne Cox, Lauren Cohan, Greta Gerwig, Chrissy Teigen, Laura Dern, James Franco
Directed By:
Michael Spiller, Michael Weaver, David Rogers, Marco Fargnoli, David Stassen
The Redd Foxx Show (1986)
The Redd Foxx Show
TV-PG
Starring:
Barry Van Dyke, Redd Foxx, Vanessa Williams, Beverly Todd, Rosanna DeSoto
The Librarians (2014)
The Librarians
TV-14
Starring:
Beth Riesgraf, Bruce Campbell, Tricia Helfer, Sean Astin, Felicia Day, Bob Newhart, Christian Kane
Directed By:
Noah Wyle, Jonathan Frakes, Marc Roskin, Dean Devlin
Royal Pains (2009)
Royal Pains
TV-PG
Starring:
Hal Linden, Julie Benz, Willa Fitzgerald, Andrew McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Skai Jackson, Donal Logue
Directed By:
Michael Rauch, Matthew Penn, Jay Chandrasekhar, Emile Levisetti, Constantine Makris
The Odyssey (1997)
The Odyssey
PG-13
Starring:
Eric Roberts, Christopher Lee, Armand Assante, Bernadette Peters, Geraldine Chaplin, Isabella Rossellini, Greta Scacchi
Directed By:
Andrey Konchalovskiy
666 Park Avenue (2012)
666 Park Avenue
Starring:
Whoopi Goldberg, Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable, Erik Palladino, Mercedes Mason
Directed By:
Robert Duncan McNeill
Partners in Crime (1984)
Partners in Crime
Starring:
Lynda Carter, David Carradine, Loni Anderson, Walter Olkewicz, Leo Rossi, Eileen Heckart
Directed By:
Harry Falk, James Sheldon, Leonard Stern
Ally McBeal (1997)
Ally McBeal
TV-PG
Starring:
Jon Bon Jovi, James Marsden, Rob Schneider, Rhea Perlman, Rosie O'Donnell, Ann Cusack, Kyra Sedgwick
Directed By:
Mel Damski, Jonathan Pontell, Bill D'Elia, Arlene Sanford, Michael Schultz
Difficult People (2015)
Difficult People
TV-MA
Starring:
Seth Meyers, Coco Austin, Kate McKinnon, Micky Dolenz, Gabourey Sidibe, Malina Weissman, Dave Attell
Directed By:
Jeffrey Walker
Ugly Betty (2006)
Ugly Betty
TV-PG
Starring:
Rick Fox, Betty White, Salma Hayek, Lynn Redgrave, Lucy Liu, Victor Garber, Lindsay Lohan
Directed By:
James Hayman, Tricia Brock, Rodman Flender, Lev L. Spiro, Tom Verica
The Love Boat (1977)
The Love Boat
TV-G
Starring:
Charles Nelson Reilly, Denver Pyle, Lee Majors, David Cassidy, Dorothy McGuire, Tina Louise, Melissa Gilbert
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Roger Duchowny, Robert Scheerer, Allen Baron, Ted Lange
T.J. Hooker (1982)
T.J. Hooker
TV-PG
Starring:
David Caruso, Tori Spelling, Michelle Phillips, Miguel Ferrer, Jim Brown, Candace Cameron Bure, Nicole Eggert
Directed By:
Vincent McEveety, Chuck Bowman, Bruce Seth Green, Michael Caffey, Cliff Bole
Daytime Divas (2017)
Daytime Divas
Role:
Maxine Robinson (10 episodes, 2017)
Starring:
Tamera Mowry, Joy Behar, Kelly Osbourne, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Vanessa Williams, Tichina Arnold
South Beach (2006)
South Beach
Starring:
Odette Annable, Meghan Ory, Marcus Coloma, Lee Thompson Young, Chris Johnson
Directed By:
Jason Ensler, Whitney Ransick
L.A. Doctors (1998)
L.A. Doctors
Starring:
Tom Arnold, Robin Williams, Sammo Hung, Betty White, Matt Craven, Melora Walters, Deirdre O'Connell
Directed By:
Dean Parisot, Joe Napolitano, David Carson, Reynaldo Villalobos, Scott Brazil